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1% remove it99% keep it
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Average installed length: 317.02 days

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DS-MP3 Source 1.30

What is DS-MP3 Source?  (from Codecs.com)

The MP3 Source Filter is a Filesource Filter that uses bass.dll to decode MPEG Layer 3 Files. With it you're able to play MP3 Files from any DirectShow based player: Windows Media Player, Zoom Player, MPC, TCMP and so on.


DS-MP3 Source 1.30 is a program developed by Codecs.com. The software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 2.09 MB (2,195,315 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 55% of users of DS-MP3 Source come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Austria.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ds-mp3 source
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\DS-MP3 Source\Uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 2.09 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DS-MP3 Source 1.30

  • bass.dll (by Un4seen Developments) - BASS
  • Uninstall.exe
  • CoverDownloader.exe (by cbl electronics inc) - e-mix Cover Downloader
  • d3dx9_33.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows®
  • e-mix.exe (by cbl electronics inc) - cbl electronics e-mix home edition (cbl electronics e-mix digital mixing software)
  • EMixEngine.exe - cbl electronics e-mix (e-mix engine)
  • EMixMidiDeviceConfigurator.exe - e-mix MIDI device configurator
  • EMixResources.dll - e-mix resources dll
  • ogg.dll
  • sqlite.dll
  • TagLib.dll (by Scott Wheeler) - TagLib
  • vorbis.dll

How do I remove DS-MP3 Source?

You can uninstall DS-MP3 Source from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program DS-MP3 Source 1.30, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove DS-MP3 Source.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.70%
Windows 10 16.91%
Windows XP 14.98%
Windows Vista 2.42%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.22%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.20%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.73%
Windows 7 Professional 9.31%
Windows 8.1 5.88%
Windows 10 Home 3.43%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.14% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 55.14%
  United States 13.55%
  Austria 3.27%
  France 2.80%
  Brazil 2.34%
  Italy 2.34%
  Greece 1.87%
  Iran 1.87%
  Czech Republic 1.40%
  United Kingdom 1.40%
  Belgium 0.93%
  Costa Rica 0.93%
  Switzerland 0.93%
  Australia 0.93%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 22.22%
Hewlett-Packard 20.51%
Dell 17.09%
American Megatrends 10.26%
ASUS 8.55%
Medion 6.84%
Intel 3.42%
Toshiba 3.42%
Sahara 2.56%
Samsung 1.71%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.81%
Acer Aspire 7745G 1.90%
ASUS All Series 1.90%
Dell Inspiron 5721 1.90%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.90%
MEDION P961x 1.90%


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